Kalaw Trekking

Overview

Almost everyone who comes to Kalaw goes trekking in the hills. The town is surrounded by Buddhist pagodas, hilltop viewpoints and the peaceful villages of the Palaung, Danu, Pa-O, Taung Yo and Danaw peoples, all set in a gorgeous landscape of forest-capped hills. Trekking in Kalaw can see gorgeous scenery beauty of forest capped hill along the way and observe the tradition, culture and cultivation system of ethnic groups.

Focus: Culture, Soft Adventure Trekking, Scenery, Sustainability

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore way of daily life of community surroundings us
  • Interact with local over a cup of green tea and local traditional snack
  • Walk through farmland, dense Pine forests
  • Visit household industry making rice and plum wine process and taste local organic wine by a traditional lunch
  • Sin Thaung community is above the happiness to welcome you, share you with their daily life activities and offer you with local cuisine
  • Enjoy fantastic view of the Shan Mountains from the ridge
  • Your minivan will take you pinmagon where you visit the monastery housing Nee Paya(Bamboo Buddha Image) which was estimated to be built during Ava Period over 500 years ago.
  • Local home stay experience
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Itinerary

1

Meet and greet at Downtown (you do need to come to the meeting point) and transfer to Kalaw Railway Station and explore the old station and perhaps interact with friendly locals. Later we hop on the train bound for Thazi. Once train roll slowly towards Sin Taung located at 4465 feet above sea. The exciting journey goes through tunnels, narrow valleys and high reef passing 4608 feet so called summit (approx. 45 minute). We get down at Sintaung (elephant shaped mountain), named after a mountain similar to Elephant. Sintaung located at 4425 feet above sea, inhabited by Danu, Taung Yoe and Nepalese community. Here we visit 100 years old Nepalese temple, old railway station and walk up the hilltop Pagoda for the stunning view of the valley below. We settle in at our community house and interact with the community through our local guide. In the evening we enjoy sumptuous local meal over a cultural show performed by the community. Total walking hour (2-3).

2

Breakfast and we trek to Hinkha Gone, located at 4767 feet above sea, (2.5 mile, and approx. 1½ hour). Trail goes immediate uphill all the way stays pretty much on the ridge till we get to the village. From here we head towards north and keep our trail on the ridge having right side is protected forests and left side open view to the valley to view point, perched at 4715 feet above sea, (2 mile, approx. one hour). We have lunch stop here and take some time to enjoy the view from the ridge. Then hop on awaiting truck to head back to Kalaw to end this unique experience. Total walking hour (2-3).

Remark: This tour will start at Kalaw market and finish at your accommodate hotel.

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    Kalaw

  • recommended month

    Throughout the Year Except June & July

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